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Liver Check Blood Test
Liver Check Blood Test
Liver Check Blood Test
Liver Check Blood Test

Liver Check Blood Test

A simple finger-prick blood test to check liver function and to look for signs of liver damage. Includes tests for kidney function, cholesterol and iron too.

Is it for you?

Do you read about the rise of fatty liver disease and wonder if it might affect you too? Do you drink more units of alcohol that are recommended and have very few alcohol-free days? Do you simply want to be proactive about your liver health so that you can spot any problems early? If you want an easy, affordable way to check your liver function, this finger-prick laboratory test is right for you.
Blood sample 21 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Proteins
  • Liver Health
  • Cholesterol Status
  • Kidney Health
  • Iron Status
  • Gout Risk
  • Muscle Health

Proteins (3 Biomarkers)

Liver Health (4 Biomarkers)

Cholesterol Status (6 Biomarkers)

Kidney Health (3 Biomarkers)

Iron Status (3 Biomarkers)

Gout Risk (1 Biomarker)

Muscle Health (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Fasting is optional for this test. Eating fatty foods might affect the results of a small number of blood tests so we may advise a retest when you are fasted. If you are interested in your triglyceride, LDL or omega 3 levels, then we do recommend fasting. Avoid heavy exercise and eating meat-rich meals for 48 hours before your test.
Our Liver Check is a comprehensive examination of liver enzymes such as gamma GT and alanine transferase (ALT) which can be elevated if the liver is inflamed or if the biliary system is obstructed. 

The main causes of liver disease are excessive alcohol or calorie consumption and viruses such as hepatitis. Fatty liver disease is also on the rise due to increasingly unhealthy lifestyles. Most types of liver disease don't cause any symptoms in the early stages and often once symptoms emerge, the liver is already damaged and scarred. Scarring of the liver is is known as cirrhosis, symptoms of which include jaundice, itching, loss of appetite and a low libido. However, in its early stages, liver damage can be reversed which is why it is important to identify signs of liver damage early.

Our Liver Check can help you to determine if your lifestyle is damaging your liver, especially if you are worried about excessive alcohol, calorie, or drug (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications) consumption. However, while normal liver enzymes can be reassuring, they are not a guarantee that your liver is not becoming inflamed and damaged as liver disease may be present when enzyme levels are still normal. The best way to protect your liver is to retain a healthy BMI (body mass index), to keep your alcohol consumption to the recommended 14 units per week or less, to eat a diet rich in whole grains and plenty of fruit and vegetables and to avoid toxins (even over the counter medicines like paracetamol can damage your liver if taken to excess).

As well as looking at the health of your liver, this blood test includes tests for kidney function, iron and cholesterol for even greater insights into your general health and lifestyle.

Please note, our Liver Check is designed to be stable in the postal system. This means that some enzymes have been left out because they degrade in the post. If you have been advised to get a liver function test by your doctor then please contact our customer services team who can arrange a test which includes aspartate aminotransferase (AST).

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You know that your lifestyle could be healthier and you want to check your liver function
  • You drink more than the recommended 14 units of alcohol per week and you want to check the impact on your liver
  • You have already been diagnosed with other conditions (e.g. high cholesterol or diabetes) which raise your risk of fatty liver disease
  • You take drugs or long-term medications which could impact your liver health

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.